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Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc. Invermay Park, Victoria

Returned & Services League of Australia, Victorian Sub-Branch. We hold wartime memorabilia covering all theatres of war. The Ballarat RSL is functioning as a traditional Sub Branch situated on the outskirts of Ballarat, just a 6 minute drive from the CBD. The RSL is a part of 'Midlands - Ballarat RSL Sports and Services Club' which offers full Bar/Bistro/Gaming services as well as an 18 hole golf course and lawn bowls. Our sole responsibility is the welfare/social interaction of our members.

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330 Heinz Lane Invermay Park Victoria 3350 (map)
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+61 03 5332 3300

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Beer Can

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Toohey's Blue Label Bitter (2 of 2) Salute Second World War - AIF

Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975

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With Clasp - "SW Pacific"

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This object relates to Alwyn Harvey ROBERTS. He was born on 18/02/1925 in Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Alwyn Harvey served in the RAAF (129061) enlisting on, 26/04/1943 in Prahran, VICTORIA before being discharged from duties with the AIRFORCE HEADQUARTERS as a RAAF Non-Commissioned Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman (LAC/W) on 25/07/1946. His next of kin is Charles ROBERTS, father. Alwyn Harvey ROBERTS was not a prisoner of war. Alwyn Roberts was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Service Medal of the Order of St. John.

Victory Medal

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This object relates to Charles Walter MURRAY. He was born on 1/01/1881 in Ballarat, VIC. Charles Walter served in the Army - 16th Reinf's 8th Battalion (5165) enlisting on, 24/01/1916 in Ballarat, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 16th REINF'S 8th BATT as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 28/11/1917. Charles Walter MURRAY was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Fanny Bertha MURRAY (wife). Charles Murray was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Discharge Papers (copy)

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Includes photocopy picture of SM working as Farrier

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This object relates to Norman Keith McLEOD. He was born on 08/02/1910 in Wagga Wagga, NSW. Norman Keith served in the Army (VX77087) enlisting on, 02/03/1942 in Wagga Wagga, NSW before being discharged from duties with the 1 AUST SPECIAL INTELI PERS GRP as a RAAF Non-Commissioned Corporal (CPL) on 20/11/1945. Norman Keith McLEOD was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Alice McLEOD.

Folder P.O.W.

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Newspaper Clippings, Letters, Phots, Etc.

Folder - 1995 Australia Remembers

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Various Newspaper Clippings

Folder - Copies of the Crump Collection

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Commemorative Scroll - Framed - J E Mann RAN

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Machete & Canvas Scabbard

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Binoculars case

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Pacific Star

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This object relates to James KELYNACK. He was born on 15/10/1914 in Bendigo, VIC. James served in the Army (VX10604) enlisting on, 06/03/1940 in Brunswick, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 1 CORPS OF SIGNALS as a Army Non-Commissioned Sergeant (SGT) on 13/02/1946. James KELYNACK was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Herbert & Isabella KELYNACK. James Kelynack was awarded the War Medal 1939-1945, 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Defence Medal, Pacific Star.

Picture - "Siege of Tobruk, April-Dec 1941"

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Cartography by James Emery; History by Chester Wilmot

Military Cross

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This object relates to Douglas Ewart HARRIS. Douglas Ewart served in the Commander 11 Platoon 'B' COY The South Wales Borderers SRN 324910 before being discharged from duties as a Army Commissioned Lieutenant (LT). Douglas Ewart HARRIS was not a prisoner of war. Douglas Harris was awarded the Military Cross.

British War Medal 1914-20

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This object relates to John William WOOD. He was born on 23/11/1892 in Ararat, VIC. John William served in the AIF (2177) enlisting on, 15/05/1916 in Ballarat, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 39th BATTN as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 24/12/1917. John William WOOD was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is William Bloomfield WOOD (Father). John Wood was awarded the British War Medaland the, Victory Medal.

LP record - "Songs of World War II"

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Newspaper - "Honolulu Star - Bulletin" Sunday, December 7, 1941

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Helmet, Italian

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Dark Green

Victory Medal Ribbon

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This object relates to Walter Stanley KENT. He was born on 1/03/1891 in Melbourne, VIC. Walter Stanley served in the AIF (2852) enlisting on, 04/09/1918 in Ballarat, VIC before being killed during service with the RAILWAY OP SEC DETAILS as a Army Non-Commissioned Sapper (SPR) on 22/02/1919. Walter Stanley KENT was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is George KENT (Father).

Photograph - ANZAC Day Canberra

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Poster - Framed "Colour Patches of the AMF - World War II"

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Badge Collection (assorted)

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

The Redevelopement and Dedication of the RSL Area - Ballart General Cemeteries 2010

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Photo Collection Building Construction

Australian Service Medal 1939-1945

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This object relates to Ian Ernest STADUS. He was born on 09/11/1922 in Dimboola, VIC. Ian Ernest served in the RAN Reserve (PM3734) enlisting on, 15/10/1941 before being discharged from duties with the HMAS Lonsdale on 21/02/1946. Ian Ernest STADUS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Bessie Agnes STADUS (mother). Ian Ernest Stadus was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australian Service Medal 1945-1975, Defence Medal, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Charter, RAAFA 1957, framed

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Charter for RAAFA of Ballarat dated 1957

Photograph - Framed

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This object relates to Frank John PARTRIDGE VC. He was born on 29/11/1924 in Grafton, NSW. Frank John served in the Army (NX700426; N454409) enlisting on, 21/12/1942 before being discharged from duties with the 8 BATTALION as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 17/10/1946. Frank John PARTRIDGE VC was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Patrick PARTRIDGE

Folder - Photographs ANZAC Day 1993

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Ballarat "Courier" Photos

Folder - Women at Home and at War

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Newspaper Clippings, Letters, Cards Etc.

Letter - Framed "Message to Prisoners of War"

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From General Sir Thomas Blamey GBE KCB CMG DSO ED Commander-in-Chief AMF

British War Medal 1914-20

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Jack WILLIAMS. He was born on 1/01/1893 in Ballarat, VIC. Jack served in the Army (92) enlisting on, 24/08/1914 in Ballarat, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 8 Battalion as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 20/11/1918. Jack WILLIAMS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Mr & Mrs Williams, 907 Urquhart St. Jack Williams was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Commemorative Scroll - Framed

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Inscriptions & Markings

Signed - "Sgt Frederick Eustace Crocker 17th Bn AIF"

Great Coat

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2X Australia insigns, 2X shoulder flashes, 1x rank insigns Lance/Sgt.?

Bayonet & Scabbard

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Dislodged Scabbard tip

Radio Receiver and Transmitter

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Signal Corps U.S. Army

Souvenir - The Lord's Prayer (x 4)

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Crafted from US 1 cent pieces 1944

Post Card Book - Egypt

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Herman Claude BENHAM. He was born on 1/07/1895 in Geelong, VIC. Herman Claude served in the AIF (3690) enlisting on, 13/08/1915 in Drysdale, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 7TH BATTALION as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 25/03/1919. Herman Claude BENHAM was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is James BENHAM (Father). Herman Benham was awarded the British War Medal and the 1914-1915 Star.

Army Driving Licence - AMF

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This object relates to William David WILLIAMS. He was born on 23/05/1907 in Ballarat, VIC. William David served in the Army (VX139193 V103196) enlisting on, 10/05/1943 in Ballarat, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 2/9 FLD COY as a Army Non-Commissioned Sapper (SPR) on 30/01/1946. William David WILLIAMS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is W WILLIAMS.

Cannon Ball (Muzzle Loading Cannon)

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Cast Iron 90m round

Badge - "The First RSL Badge - The Returned & Servies League Commemorative Lapel Badge Circa 1919-1926" in cover

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Pacific Star

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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This object relates to Kenneth John DAVEY. He was born on 02/03/1916 in Ballarat, VIC. Kenneth John served in the Army (VX131150) enlisting on, 02/01/1943 in Glenferrie, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 2 FLD RGMNT as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 04/01/1946. Kenneth Davey was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australia Service Medal 1939-1946, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945. Kenneth John DAVEY was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Betty DAVEY

Photograph - Lge on cardboard

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This object relates to George William BRADY. He was born on 1/01/1887 in Geelong, VIC. George William served in the AIF (3173) enlisting on, 06/03/1916 in Geelong, VIC before being discharged from duties with the 38TH BATTN as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 17/06/1919. George William BRADY was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Jane BRADY (Wife).

Project - "Ballarat RSL History" by Jennifer Meaney

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Photographs x 22

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Black & White 3x4 inch New Guinea & Middle East

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This object relates to Sylvester Walton WAKELING. He was born on 16/10/1904 in Ballarat, VIC. Sylvester Walton served in the ARMY (VX39764) enlisting on, 17/02/1941 in Albert Park, VIC before being killed during service with the 2/21 AUS INF BATTN as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 27/06/1945. Sylvester Walton WAKELING was a prisoner of war. His next of kin is E GLANFIELD.

Poster - Framed "Honours, Decorations & Medals Australian Defence Force"

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Photograph - George Donohue WW1

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Needlework - Framed with RAAF insignia

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

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Donated by the family of the late William George RICHARDSON who done this needlework while in hospital in England during the 1914-1918 war

British War Medal 1914-20

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This object relates to Herbert Francis Henry LYONS. He was born on 1/01/1892 in Egerton, VIC. Herbert Francis Henry served in the AIF(2840) enlisting on, 28/04/1976 in Ballan, VIC before being killed in action on duties with the 3rd LHR MACHINE GUN SQN as a Army Non-Commissioned Private (PTE) on 26/10/1918. Herbert Francis Henry LYONS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Myrtle LYONS (Sister). Herbert Lyons was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Untitled

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This object relates to Ian Ernest STADUS. He was born on 09/11/1922 in Dimboola, VIC. Ian Ernest served in the RAN Reserve (PM3734) enlisting on, 15/10/1941 before being discharged from duties with the HMAS Lonsdale on 21/02/1946. Ian Ernest STADUS was not a prisoner of war. His next of kin is Bessie Agnes STADUS (mother). Ian Ernest Stadus was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Australian Service Medal 1945-1975, Defence Medal, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945.

Card Game - RSL Trivia

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

Battle Dress

Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc., Invermay Park

1XBattle Dress Jacket with Cpl. Strips, Australian Army Catering Corps shoulder flashes x2, 1X Yellow landard, 1X short sleeve polyster shirt with Cpl strips & grey landard. 1X Battle dress pants. Above items belong to Cpl. Brett David Mor

Trench Craft - Matchbox Cover

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Metal with Rising Sun Badge